In every desk, we open a window to the whole world
The problem: When students in a school have access to a computer linked to the Internet with the appropriate software, the horizon opened in front of their eyes is immense: they can discover, learn, interact, receive information... acquire knowledge and live experiences, through a unique way!
The problem is that not all schools have the possibility to offer their students such tools: most of the times cost sets a limit, especially in countries, regions or schools that face financial problems. Therefore, students are separated into two categories; the "privileged" and the "non-privileged"...
Our solution, freely offered with the construction designs and open source software: eDesk is actually a common desk with two integrated ultra-low-budget computers, made to be used in the classroom (and not only there).
The cost of the computers is so low, that it allows:
We are thrilled to work on this project, doing our best to incorporate all the necessary characteristics that will make eDesk a useful, user-friendly, amusing tool that will enrich the learning process and return the light of creativity back to school life.
What is it?
|Problems that solves/ Needs it fulfills||What we achieved|
|Low cost||~ €145 each computer, for only one piece (no economies of scale in this price; it is only one piece!)|
|Low energy consumption||
|Tolerance in “hard” use (for example in classroom or in public)||Vandal Proof case (hard use tolerant)|
|Designed for classroom use||
|Option to be used for other activities or even to change the specifications||Possible to install almost anywhere (on a student desk (eDesk) or in a wall (infoKiosk).|
|Option of running many different operating systems based on Linux||Option to run Android, Linux distributions (for ARM) or specified distributions such as Raspbian and/or SugarOS|
|Easy to install and maintain||
Designed for every school, especially those without enough resources (not every school can afford a tablet for each student!).
But for other uses too: Although at first it was designed as a computer for a student desk, eDesk is suitable for some other uses, such as a control center of a ‘smart house”, equipment of conference rooms or even as a simple, cheap personal computer. It can also be turned into an eKiosk (after the proper modifications) – a spot of interactive media, even in a public outdoor space.
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